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James Dickie Barlass

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    James Dickie AWMM
  • Surname
    Barlass AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    588515 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 10 Fourth Avenue, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs P.K. Barlass (wife), Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    588515 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Labourer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • James Barlass was the son of Alexander and Euphemia Barlass, of Auckland, New Zealand; husband of Phyllis Barlass, of Whangarei.

    Attending the Dargaville Primary School, he developed a keen interest in cricket, and this he maintained throughout his life, captaining club teams and assisting to further the game. Even when cricket was not flourishing in the Northern Wairoa District, he endeavored to maintain the interest of others.

    After leaving school, he worked for several years as a plumber, afterwards taking a position with the Northern Farmers' Coop Ltd, Whangarei, where he was employed at the time of his enlistment.

    Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    23 July 1944 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Florence War Cemetery, Italy AWMM VIII. C. 16. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Northern Wairoa RSA, Dargaville AWMM

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  • Lest we forget, we will remember you (them) ❤️
    Public - Marc - Direct descendant - 25 April 2024
  • Dear Great Grandfather,

    You are a wonderful great man and may your soul rest upon us.

    May you rest in peace. Love you so much ❤️

    I can just imagine what you would be like, a wonderful selfless man.

    ❤️ Iselle 💐
    Public - Iselle - Direct descendant - 25 April 2023
  • On this day we remember you!

    A brave young man who made the ultimate sacrifice.

    May you rest in peace and may your spirit live long.

    Public - Marc - Direct descendant - 25 April 2023
  • Dear James Barlass

    I am so sad I never got to meet you.

    You are so brave for going to war and laying down your life for your mate.

    May you RIP

    Love Iselle, Inga and Marc
    🌅 xoxo lest we forget, we will remember you
    Public - Marc, Inga and Iselle - Direct descendant - 25 April 2022
  • May you Rest In Peace - we will remember them!
    Public - Marc - Direct descendant - 25 April 2021
  • RIP Lance Corporal Barlass. You are a hero who was taken too young. Lest we forget, we will remember them!
    Public - Marc - Direct descendant - 25 April 2019



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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II [electronic resource]. (2002). Whangarei, N.Z.: Returned Services Association. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.11 AWMM
    • Kay, R. (1958). 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2024Marc Queensland, Australia Direct descendant
25 April 2023IselleQueensland Australia Direct descendant
25 April 2022Marc, Inga and IselleAustraliaDirect descendant
02 December 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher

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